Recommended Vaccines when you are migrating or travelling to Nepal

The following are a list of recommended vaccines for those travelling or planning to live in Nepal.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Pneumonia Vaccines
  • Polio Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Typhoid Vaccine

For full information on these vaccines please consult your own doctor or travel centre or visit the CIWEC website.

Recommended Vaccines for Children

4 – 5 yrsDtap 5, IPV 4 MMR 2, Varicella 2, Typhim Vi11 – 12 yearsHPV, Tdap Booster, Meningococcal Meningitis

1 monthHepatitis B2
2 monthsDTaP 1, HIB 1, PCV1, IPV 1, RV1
4 monthsDTaP 2, HIB 2, PCV2, IPV 2, RV2
6 monthsDTaP 3, HIB 3, PCV3, IPV 3, Hepatitis B3
6 months onwardsAnnual influenza vaccination
12 months onwardsMMR 1, Varicella 1, Hepatitis A1
15 months onwardsDTap 4, HIB 4, PCV 4
12 – 24 monthsHepatitis A 2, Japanese encephalitis vaccine
24 months onwardsTyphim Vu, Rabies pre immunization

Key to abbreviations:

  • DTaP – Diptheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis
  • HIB – Hemophilus Influenzw Type B
  • IPV – Inactivated Polio Vaccine
  • PCV – Penumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
  • RV – Rotavirus Vaccine (Rotarix)
  • MMR – Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • Varicella – Chicken Pox

For full information on these vaccines please consult your own doctor or travel centre or visit the CIWEC Children Immunization.

Malaria Risk in Nepal

Despite what locals may tell you, there is malaria in the southern belt of the country. However, it is widely believed there is no risk in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Using mosquito repellent is recommended if only to avoid those annoying bites. If travelling outside of Kathmandu you might want to weigh up the risks of taking anti-malaria medication.  

CIWEC Clinic and Travel Medicine Centre

British-Indian Embassy Road, Lainchaur
P.O. Box 12895, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-442 4111/ 977-1-443 5232/ 977-1-4413163
Fax: 977-1-441 2590

Email: [email protected]
For periodic health updates, see CIWEC’s Facebook page.

Nepal International Clinic

Lal Durbar, Kathmandu
GPO BOX 3596,
Tel: 977-1-4434642/ 977-1-4435357
Fax: 977-1-4434713

E-mail: [email protected]

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Pradeep is the co-founder of Magical Nepal. He was born and bred in Nepal and is a seasoned hiker and rider.

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